Welcome to the Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) Website!
What is School-Based Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapists (OT’s) in the school setting focus on supporting the student’s ability to participate in the school curriculum and environment. Occupational therapists address fine motor, visual-motor and visual perceptual skills, self-care skills, social skills, and much much more.
What is School-Based Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapists (PTs) are part of the related services team who support a student's ability to access their educational environment. They assist a student to physically participate in a variety of settings during the school day, including negotiating their school environment, partaking in physical education class and recess. Physical Therapy in a school setting promotes participation and assists students to benefit from their educational program within the educational environment. Interventions and goals address the student's functional needs in assessing their curriculum.
Occupational and physical therapists are part of a team. The team includes the parents or caregivers, special education and general education teachers, school psychologists, and speech-language pathologists. Occupational and physical therapists evaluate and provide services using the educational model rather than the medical model.
Yvonne Powers MS OTR/L Kristin Starling-Doty, PT, DPT
Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist
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